Textarea autofocus Property - Javascript DOM HTML Element

Javascript examples for DOM HTML Element:Textarea


The autofocus property sets or gets whether a text area should get focus when the page loads, or not.

This property reflects the HTML autofocus attribute.

Set the autofocus property with the following Values

Value Description
true|false Sets whether a text area should get focus when the page loads

Return Value

A Boolean, returns true if the text area gets focus when the page loads, otherwise it returns false

The following code shows how to check if a text area gets focus upon page load:

Demo Code

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<!DOCTYPE html>
<textarea id="myTextarea" autofocus>
Main Street/*from   ww w. ja v a  2  s  .  com*/
New York</textarea>

<button onclick="myFunction()">Test</button>

<p id="demo"></p>

function myFunction() {
    var x = document.getElementById("myTextarea").autofocus;
    document.getElementById("demo").innerHTML = x;


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